Dear Hara; Hang in Gal. Yes, I suffer from hypersensitivity. I am Bipolar 2 in addition to having Fibro and lots of other 'treats". Here is what I do: My bedroom is my sanctuary. I put a low noise emission fan close to my bed, white noise. There are also these wonderful Sound Machines out there that simulate ocean waves, dolphins swimming, wind, rain, storms etc. I had one and it totally wore out, I used it so much. I go in my room, shove a towel under the door if there is a space under there, presently, where I live the door shuts soundly, and locks. I have my bed buddy. I have some chocolate and some gummy bears (my newest affliction), also some healthy stuff like cereal and nuts and fruit. I put on my sound machine to drown out everything, crawl under a light sheet, wrap bed buddy wherever it hurts, around my head if necessary. I lie there and imagine myself floating in the Red sea, absolutely the most bouyant body of water, so much salt. Or, I imagin myself as a candle melting into the floor. or visualize myself taking off to the best places in the world to visit. I stay threre untill I can face the world again. Call a friend for help minding boy, or enroll him in a day program if he needs minding. We have respite programs here for youngsters who require minding. They actually can go by the day, by the week or longer, if need be. It is better for him to be in a program than to be the object of your anxiety. If none of this works, my dear, trot off to the docs, or emergency if necessary, and get something to calm your Central Nervous System. It's on high alert
. That's why you're super sensitive. Consciously or subconsciously your nervous system has percieved a threat. I call this "going to base". When I feel that way, I go to base. That means I go to my quiet, warm, soft comfy spot because I can't take anymore. Oh yeah, did I mention the earplugs. I have earplugs, always. They don't totally drown out everything, just dampen it down. Hope something here helps. I also take klonipin 2x's daily prn. I'd say what you are experiencing calls for a prn, anti-anxiety med. I am not a doctor, just my opinion. I also have my 21 yr. old son living with me. There are times I want to lash out at him for lots of stuff, he leaves a mess wherever he sits, stays up all night, sleeps all day, but I don't lash out. It does no good and makes me feel worse. I just follow the plan, take it away from the crime scene, and get as comfy as possible. Please don't get angry, Hara, it takes your personal power away and makes you a victim. Take charge. get a safty zone to go to. Please.